Man charged with attempted murder, drug crimes after allegedly hitting Memphis cop with car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly hitting a police officer with his car in Memphis.

On July 14, just after 6:30 p.m, Memphis police saw a Nissan Maxima with temporary tags blocking a private drive at Blossom and Crepe Myrtle, according to an affidavit.

Officers spoke with the driver, who refused to get out of the car.

The driver rolled the window up, put the car in drive, backed up, then accelerated toward an officer who was standing in front of the car, records show.

The officer was hit and slammed into a parked vehicle.

The driver of the Maxima then drove away and crashed into another parked car down the street, the affidavit said.

Police apprehended the driver and identified him as Tallas Riddle.

Police found a baggy with a green leafy substance in the console and an unmarked pill bottle with multiple pills inside.

The green substance tested positive for THC.

According to the affidavit, the pills were identified as Ecstasy, Alprazolam and Oxycodone.

Riddle’s license had been suspended in 2011 for failure to pay child support, and he did not have insurance, records show.

He is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Evading Arrest, Financial Responsibility, Driving While License S/R/C and multiple drug charges.